Tamoxifen confusion fyi: hope this helps

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CypressCynthia
CypressCynthia Member Posts: 4,014 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Many posts reveal a lack of understanding re tamoxfen. Tamoxifen does not lower estrogen levels. Tamoxifen fits into a receptor site on your breast estrogen that cancer must use in order to feed on the estrogen. Thus the cancer may literally starve because it can not access your estrogen. Tamoxifen has side effects that can be estrogen enhancing (such as bone strengthening) or estrogen lowering (such as hot flashes). It is a very powerful tool in fighting ER+ tumors. See this link for more info: http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/hormonal/serms/

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  • Dawne.Hope
    Dawne.Hope Member Posts: 823
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    thanks cynthia!
    Someone posted the breastcancer.org link a few days ago and I went out and checked it out. It helped me understand tamoxifen more than anything i've read. I even emailed the link to some of my friends. thanks!